Author: Jo Ramsey
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/02/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Gay Romance, New Adult, Trans*, Young Adult
Kellan McKee is different, but not for the reasons everyone thinks. He’s open about being transgender and grateful to have his mother’s support, even if his stepfather disapproves. When Kellan is attacked by one of his stepfather’s friends, he’s more than capable of defending himself. But doing so comes with a price: Kellan is forced to reveal what really sets him apart—his psychic abilities.
Now Kellan must escape his stepfather’s vengeance with only the money his mother can provide. In Denver he meets Shad, a person with powers similar to his own who is willing to help him. The two agree to travel together, and Shad reveals there’s a group in Boston where Kellan can find a safe haven and learn more about his gift—and how to control it.
Kellan’s respite might be short-lived, however, if his stepfather manages to find him. And not everyone in Boston welcomes him with open arms. Kellan might not be as safe as he’d hoped.
This story had so much in it—a trans young man, special powers, and action—but it still failed to wow me.
I enjoy Jo Ramsey’s writing which is why I was drawn to this book. There are some really good parts but there was a lot of pages filled with either exposition, introductions or just not much at all. It was kind of a challenge for me to finish it, but, ultimately, I’m glad I pushed through.
Kellan, a young trans man, is on the run from an abusive step-father. The reader doesn’t know the whole story right away, instead it’s parceled out in bits and pieces. The tale of her powers and what happened is interesting.
There were several parts I enjoyed but other parts were more on the boring side. At one point Kellan finds a safe place to stay and there were several characters introduced in a short amount of time. I couldn’t keep everyone straight and that became important when it was revealed someone ratted Kellan out to his step-father.
The final action scenes with Kellan and the bad guys was engrossing and exciting.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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